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4 KILLED IN MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR EL CENTRO, MILITARY SAYS
ABC 7 - Los Angeles ^ | April 4 | Staff

Posted on 04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Marine Corps helicopter based in El Centro crashed on a training mission and all four crew members are believed to have died, officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc7.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: accident; california; ch53e; crash; elcentro; helicopter; marine; marinecorps; marines
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Just heard this on Red Eye Radio.
1 posted on 04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

That sucks.


2 posted on 04/03/2018 11:03:26 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: PghBaldy

How close to the border were they?


3 posted on 04/03/2018 11:04:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PghBaldy

Got it, they were about 20 miles out...


4 posted on 04/03/2018 11:05:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PghBaldy

Bummer. I always felt better flying in ch 46 as opposed to the ch 53.


5 posted on 04/03/2018 11:06:19 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: PghBaldy

God bless those poor Marines and their families.


6 posted on 04/03/2018 11:06:30 PM PDT by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: PghBaldy

Sad, too bad — four brave guys. RIP


7 posted on 04/03/2018 11:08:11 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: PghBaldy

I have seen them flying at times in Yuma.

Sad. You always have a few casualties in training exercises.

Life is risk.

They deserve credit for doing what they do.


8 posted on 04/03/2018 11:12:56 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: PghBaldy

DAMN!


9 posted on 04/03/2018 11:28:04 PM PDT by HKMk23 (You ask how to fight an idea? Well, I'll tell you how: with another idea!)
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To: PghBaldy

RIP.


10 posted on 04/03/2018 11:35:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: HKMk23

“Damn” is right. My opinion is that the damned things are dangerous enough just flying in the first place. Then our guys in uniform have to push them to the limits in operations and in training if they want to get the job done. May God Bless these strong men and their families in their hour of their need.


11 posted on 04/03/2018 11:42:15 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Just Damn. My old squadron was in 3rd MAW. Chance I flew on that specific bird even.


12 posted on 04/04/2018 2:38:59 AM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: PghBaldy

Prayers for the devil dogs and their families. I expect to read about these weekly since some business guru decided it would be better to put American men and women on the border instead of building a wall, as promised. Costs effective, no.. deadly, yes. But here on FR we call that winning. Meanwhile every liberal program, fully funded.
The reported levels of violence on our borders, not to mention in these S..hole countries means our troops will be outgunned and outmanned.
Boy the media can’t wait to report on the tragic murder of innocent immigrant children.. I bet they already have the photos..
the wall costs were going to be measured in dollars, now it will be in body counts.


13 posted on 04/04/2018 2:42:47 AM PDT by momincombatboots (No Wall, No Way 2018.)
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To: BBell

You liked the 46’s better than the 53’s? Man, you’re crazy - saw a 46’s rotors get out of sync out in Indian Springs on a training det - looked like someone took a pop can and twisted it.


14 posted on 04/04/2018 2:43:12 AM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: momincombatboots

I would rather have our military protecting our own borders than paying for them to protect a few ungrateful nations. Frankly, the military better be on the border in HellCentro, with or without a wall, so this has nothing to do with a wall.


15 posted on 04/04/2018 2:51:40 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: momincombatboots

Your acid dripping posts are always a joy to read. Congress, particularly the House, ‘you know’ lying Ryan, a wolf in sheep clothing, is who initiates any spending the Commander in Chief spends. I do take pleasure in knowing you will be judged by the same methodology by which you judge. Prayers up for that.


16 posted on 04/04/2018 3:03:47 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: BBell

The 53’s are similar configuration to the Sea Stallions used by the Navy... had the opportunity to do a “Hollywood Jump” in 1976 during All American Week at 5,000 feet from one. Cramped but excellent for rescue operations.


17 posted on 04/04/2018 3:25:13 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Spacetrucker

Which one is the Italian bird, that goes Wop Wop Wop? Nothing like tossing a cigarette out of single rotor bird and watch the but catch a wave, or knees in the breeze;)


18 posted on 04/04/2018 3:27:34 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: PghBaldy

Yikes!!!


19 posted on 04/04/2018 3:27:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: PghBaldy

https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org/

Scholarship foundation for family members of fallen service men and women


20 posted on 04/04/2018 3:29:38 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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